When we look at Joseph’s life we see a man who faced each trial and test with an amazing attitude and confidence in what the LORD had told him.

Keep On Believing!

Psalm 105:19 says, “Until the time that his word came [came to pass]: the word of the LORD tried [tested] him.”  There were many tests and trials that Joseph had to endure while the LORD was preparing him to be exalted to the throne in Egypt.  He faced rejection from his brothers, seduction from his boss’s wife, false accusations and unjust imprisonment, and what to us would seem like abandonment when the butler forgot him.  When we look at Joseph’s life we see a man who faced each trial and test with an amazing attitude and confidence in what the LORD had told him.  The LORD had spoken to Joseph during his teen years and revealed to him that he would be elevated to a place of honor.  [Gen 37:5-11]  I wonder if there were times in Joseph’s life when he started second guessing and losing hope on the dreams that the LORD had revealed to him.  As his life progressed, the possibility of those dreams being fulfilled seemed to become more and more improbable and impossible.  It doesn’t say in the scriptures that he ever lost hope.  He just kept on believing the LORD’s Word!  When your faith is tried, remember Joseph’s life and understand that victorious faith must be tried [tested].  You must keep on believing the LORD’s Word even when the circumstances and situations around you are saying it is impossible.  Don’t allow what you see or feel move you away from what the LORD has said. The fact that your circumstances may seem to contradict what the LORD has promised should not move you away from those promises.  Keep believing as Joseph; the LORD does keep His promises!

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